EACC, County governments develop framework for tackling corruption

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EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala and Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya issuing a joint statement. Photo/Courtesy
EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala and Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya issuing a joint statement. Photo/Courtesy

County governments and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have come up with structured resolutions to deal with graft in Counties in cooperation. The resolutions were formulated during a meeting that brought together Governors led by Council o Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya and EACC senior officials led by Chairman Eliud Wabukala. “County governments and EACC shall develop and institutionalize a collaborative framework to support corruption prevention in all Counties,” said Governor Oparanya, adding that the framework not be hampered by political transitions.

Another notable resolution is that EACC and the County governments will seta side funds to support corruption prevention initiatives in Counties. Governors have been tasked to lead corruption prevention in their Counties. EACC chairman Eliud Wabukala noted that EACC will remain objective, transparent and professional in discharging its mandate of tackling graft.

He said the anti-graft body will extend its initiatives to Counties, “EACC shall extend its Corruption risk Assessments and Advisory initiatives to all Counties to aid in proactive identification and sealing of corruption loopholes,” he said. The Central Bank of Kenya has also been included in the EACC, Counties initiative, by partnering with them to strengthen Public Finance Management in the Counties. Governor Oparanya added that a joint team shall be set up to formulate a roadmap for implementing the proposed collaborative framework by December 31st.